Nantucket - Police Officer - Entry Level or Lateral Transfer

Job Overview

Department Nantucket Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer - Entry Level or Lateral Transfer
Salary$79,773 plus additional paid incentives
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Nantucket, MA
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Nantucket Police Department

Now accepting applications for

Police Officer

(Entry level and lateral transfer)


Entry level starts at $79,773.39+ with an additional $10,000 in incentive pay.

About Nantucket Police Department

The Nantucket Police Department is a full-service agency that is responsible for five major public safety functions; Police, Emergency Communications, Marine Safety, Emergency Management and Business Licensing. The department has 41 full-time sworn officers, 21 full-time non-sworn staff, two non-sworn part-time staff and 92 seasonal staff. The department has opportunities to join our specialty units (Detectives, ACO, SRO, Motorcycle unit, Marine Unit, Neighborhood Officer, and Airport Officer) after just 1 year on the job. Officers work on the Pitman schedule to offer community support and protection 24/7. The men and women of the department work hard in their respective areas of expertise to insure that visitors and residents alike are safe and enjoy their time here on the island.

Compensation & Benefits

  • First salary increases after 1 year
  • Overtime available
  • Third Party Details available at $65-$115/hour 
  • Health Insurance (90/10)
  • Educational incentive
  • 13 Paid Holidays per year
  • Paid Sick, Vacation and Personal time
  • Incremental Longevity after 5 year


Minimum Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Hold a valid Massachusetts driver’s license
  • Possess a license to carry (LTC) or ability to obtain one
  • A degree in Criminal Justice or a related field preferred but not mandatory


Candidates must be able to pass an intensive background check, Physical agility test, Psychiatric interview, Physician examination including drug screening.


To apply for the position of full-time police officer please complete the PoliceApp Application

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About Nantucket Island

The Town of Nantucket is a world-class summer resort community located 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. Our community is made up of a diverse and vibrant year round population.  Nantucket welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from all parts of the world every year. We are world renown for our cobble stone streets, upscale restaurants, Hotels and Inns, art galleries, our beautiful harbor and museums. Chain stores are prohibited in our core downtown area making this a mecca for shopkeepers and innkeepers with their unique products and hospitality. The island has 82 miles of beaches available to the public and over sixty percent of the island has been protected from future development.

The Town of Nantucket Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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